A short list of documents (works in progress) on the fabulous works of J.R.R.
Tolkien (and his son, heir and literary executor Christopher Tolkien). As of
07 July 2019 there are only a couple essays and commentary on the histories:
of The Lord of the Rings and of Middle-earth more generally; I might in time
add history on The Hobbit. This will not necessarily be updated often but I
do have a number of things I have documented elsewhere that when I locate
them (when I have a chance) I will put here too. In time I hope to organise
this better and maybe have a way to categorise what is where before the menu
on each page but for now this will have to do.
Added spoiler warning to main page; strike through the link to
The Silmarillion commentary as it's long since defunct.
07 July 2019
Dedicated domain for the Tolkien documents with a slight update
to the summary above. The name 'tolkienlegendarium.net' refers to
the Legendarium which is a word that Tolkien coined for his
mythologies. And that probably should be in a FAQ or some such but
for now that will do.
05 July 2019
Fix a reference to 'Stone Giant' to be 'Stone Troll' in the
etymology of the Ents in The Lord of the Rings history
document. Also updated a few other sections to make them a bit
easier to follow and to link to other parts of the history.
11 June 2019
Add two sections to the history of The Lord of the Rings
document: pranks that Bingo plays on Farmer Maggot and the
alternative Ring verses.
03 May 2019
Fix link to History of Middle-earth document (and the name of
the link too).
Formatting fixes here and there (some CSS changes to make at
least parts responsive).
Add a bit to the definition of Balrog in the History of
21 April 2019
Added new document: commentary on the History of Middle-earth
(more general than the document on the History of The Lord of the
Rings); this has various new things including notes on the invention
of Hobbits, Balrogs, the plural of Dwarf, Glorfindel in the First
Age and Third Age and maybe some other things.
Updated the History of The L.R. document: referencing the new
document as well as a few other things (related but also the
explanation of the similar name in The Chronicles of Narnia to The
Lord of the Rings: the Troll area; it was plagiarism on Lewis'
Removed erroneous statement about Thorin having a Ring of Power
in The Hobbit, in the history of The Lord of the Rings document
(it's related to how the Rings of Power affected the Dwarves).
Clarify and fix a few things in the History of The Lord of the
Rings document (which is new in that it's what used to be The
History of Middle-earth document).
I've published the additions: about the steed of the Nazgûl
and the colours (and names) of the two unnamed wizards.
Updated the History of Middle-earth document: specifically
made it easier to skip to the main content and added a prelude
(or something along those lines) of what I have next (though
uncertain when I'll publish it).
Updated the History of Middle-earth document.
Update essay on Tolkien and racism.
Add essay debunking the claim that Tolkien was racist to
essays table of contents.
Add essays to table of contents (currently only one about
The Silmarillion document is for the long foreseen future
not being worked on (and has not been worked on for well over a
Updated The History of Middle-earth [HoME] document.